Life lessons

It’s a scary place

Taking up a new job is scary
— meeting new people, learning new rules, being in a new place, opening up to people, trying to build a relationship with them…

Making a decision is scary
— things could not turn out, things may turn out but bring a whole lot more than expected, other changes could occur…

Going to a new place is scary
— not knowing anyone, making new friends, getting a feel for the place, not having the familiar pathways and shops…

Finding a new house is scary
— the move, the people, the place, the whole thing…

Starting a different path in life (e.g. uni) is scary
— not knowing what to expect, learning the ropes of the place, not knowing if you are doing the right thing…

Meeting new people is scary
— what will they think of me, what will I think of them, will we agree, will we have the same values, what if we don’t get along…

Starting a new relationship is scary
— will it work out, what if it doesn’t, will either of us be scarred for life, will I learn something from this, will I trust again…

Change is scary
— It makes you wary…about things to come…about things to come…

But what is life, if not filled with change ever so often?

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  • Smita
    21 December 2008 at 9:09 am

    You know which is the best part of this post??

    The last line 🙂

    And yes all the things listed by you are scary and that is the very reason that am still stuk with my 1st job and I have completed 6 yrs here. SOme people say it is suicidal 🙂

    Loved the post, could connect to it…

  • Kartikey
    21 December 2008 at 9:36 am

    naah… nothing’s really scary. Except, perhaps, regret!

  • Jessica
    21 December 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Well said, and so true! 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    22 December 2008 at 2:05 am

    @ Smita: Glad you liked it 🙂

    @ KArtikey: Good on ya…u r probably the only person I ‘know’ who is not a teeny-weeny bit afraid of change

  • Asphodel
    31 December 2008 at 8:35 am

    Nice post…. psych babbler, how do we condition ourselves to believe change is excitement? Letting go and leaping doesnt come easy but there should be a way to ease it in!